Tagged: Peter Florence

Hay Festival unveils rebrand ahead of line-up announcement

Hay Festival has unveiled a major rebrand ahead of this year’s festival, as director Peter Florence hints the 2019 line-up will have a European feel. ... Read more

Calder and Florence join 2019 Man Booker judging panel

The 2019 Man Booker Prize for Fiction judges have been announced, with book trade heavyweights Peter Florence and Liz Calder on the panel. Read more

Festival directors call for overhaul of visa system

Directors of arts festivals around the UK have asked the government to improve the visa system, warning that artists are now reluctant to accept invitations... Read more

Keyes criticises 'sexist' Wodehouse Prize

Bestselling author Marian Keyes has reportedly accused the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize of sexism after failing to make the shortlist. Read more

Jonathan Godfrey joins Hay Festival board

Hay Festival has appointed Jonathan Godfrey OBE, former principal of Hereford Sixth Form College, to its board of directors. Read more

Pictures of the week

This week, Shirley Hughes and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall celebrated big birthdays while over 50 PRH employees marched for Pride.  Read more

Peter Florence | The Hay maker

Peter Florence—director of the Hay Festival—talks about its 30th anniversary and what lies ahead for one of the key events in the literary calendar.... Read more

Howard Jacobson and Mervyn King feature in new ‘Hay Levels’ series

Novelist Howard Jacobson and Mervyn King, former governor of the bank of England, are amongst the first speakers to appear in this year’s Hay Levels,... Read more

Jones and Wax bestsellers during Hay

Books by Tom Jones, Ruby Wax and Laura Bates were the biggest sellers at the Hay Festival Bookshop, which saw a 15% increase in overall... Read more

Rushdie and Greer to speak at Hay Festival

Simon Schama, Germaine Greer, Salman Rushdie and Caitlin Moran are just some of the writers and thinkers lined up to take part in this year’s... Read more

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